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culture, bone marrow
Synonyms: Bone Marrow Culture 
Computer Code: FLBCB
Specimen Collection: Inoculate aerobic blood culture bottles. Collection tubes for mycobacteria and fungal culture (see previous citations) available in lab. 
Minimum Volume: For bacterial culture 2 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain at room temperature up to 12 hours. Transport ASAP. 
Reference Values: No growth. Any organism isolated can be considered a potential pathogen. Identification and/or susceptibility performed if indicated. Yeast will be detected using routine media. Susceptibility on yeast by special request only.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO See Test Requisition 2
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 5 days Pos: 2-5 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87103 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 05/24/2016
Time: 09:51:34 (24hr)